The speakers for the 4th Annual Communications Seminar for Nonprofits are:
Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink is vice president/general manager of HMA Public Relations. She has been with the firm since 1993.
Her varied marketing communications background includes skills in media relations, digital communications/social media strategies, special event management, community relations, issues management and marketing promotions for both the private and public sectors, including such industries as healthcare, financial services, professional services, government affairs and tribal affairs, as well as not-for-profit organizations.
Abbie serves as HMA’s primary media and digital communications trainer. She has conducted training sessions for such organizations as: Partnership for a Drug Free America, Subway Restaurants, AeroMexico Airlines, Arthritis Foundation, Einstein Bros Bagels, and Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, to name a few.
Active in the community, she is a past president of the Phoenix Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, serving as chair of the marketing committee and past chair of the annual Celebrate Youth Gala and Auction.
Diana V. Hoyt has more than 30 years of professional and volunteer fundraising experience. She created five nonprofit development offices in the Greater Phoenix area and has been involved in almost every facet of the development process. Diana is President of Heritage Designs. She designed and markets nationally and in Canada MatchMaker FundRaising Software, a fundraising/donor management software application. In addition, Diana provides fundraising consulting services and training to nonprofits.
Diana has served on the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Greater Arizona Chapter board for eight years and is a past president of the Chapter. She has been both a mentor for and on the faculty of the Chapter’s Professional Mentoring Program. She is currently and has served on numerous community nonprofit boards and committees.
Diana holds a bachelor’s degree from Kansas University and a master’s degree from Arizona State University. Prior to her involvement in fundraising and fundraising software, she taught high school and junior high mathematics in Arizona, Missouri and Germany.
Kristin Slice, MA
Kristin Slice is a communications, marketing and sales specialist. Kristin received two undergraduate degrees in human communication and political science, from Arizona State University and her master’s degree in organizational communication from Texas A&M University. Kristin has worked both national and international in communication and corporate consulting in a variety of fields including heavy highway construction, small business marketing and sales and non-profit management.
Kristin has also received her certification as a Social Media Strategist with many hours of advanced training on integrating social media platforms into business marketing programs. Kristin is also the co-author of several books and guides on topics ranging from social media to marketing and sales.
Cori Cook is the Senior Director for the Light The Night campaign for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Her responsibilities include fundraising and event management for the signature Walk, Light The Night, produced at multiple Arizona locations. She joined LLS in January 2010 after serving six years with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Holding various positions, including Associate Executive Director, Cook was responsible for $5 million in annual contributions from events and donor development. During her tenure, she financially grew the Walk to Cure Diabetes by 52 percent to $2.4 million with 27,000 participants. She is skilled at donor relations, volunteer engagement, event management and corporate participation.
Prior to this, Cook was with the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) as Manager, Meeting Planning. In this role, she organized a yearly trade show with educational sessions for 1,000 attendees, as well as nationwide quarterly events, for the membership-driven organization.
Cook holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism management from Ohio University. She resides in Gilbert, AZ with her husband Christopher.